Great recordings, really fun to listen to with good sound. The Count Basie, Gene Krupa and Fletcher Henderson sessions are hitting the spot for me tonight.
August 15, 2011 Subject:
big band remotes
molto rilassante,sicuramente da ampliare
January 27, 2011 Subject:
Teddy Powell great
Actually they are all wonderful. I can't get enough of 30's 40's music.
January 26, 2011 Subject:
These remote (and other) shows are so stunningly great! There simply are not enough superlatives to describe how much I have enjoyed them and how appreciative I am to the uploaders!! Thank you!!!
December 4, 2009 Subject:
I was a little young for some of the Big Bands, however my neighbor was Murray Mecekren the Trombone/Sax player for Harry James and other, it was pure joy to hear him practice. Doubt that I spelled his name correctly. Then years later I acquired a good buddy name Herb Jefferies, who was with Duke Ellington for some time, and he is still singing. Last LP I got of his was "Bronze Buckaroo Rides Again," nice LP on CD. I was told by Herb and a friend of his that Steve Allen liked Murray so much that he snatched up everything he could find of his playing, and re-recorded them, then sent out those recordings to his friends. To me, the Big Band Remotes are a way of catching up with some of the good music of the time. My thanks go out to those who saved this stuff, and those who keep it available to us.
November 8, 2009 Subject:
I grew up listening to some of these Big Bands as a youth in the late 40's early 50's. Listening to these makes everything seem so much better.
June 21, 2009 Subject:
I dig JaZZ A lot so this collection is simply priceless to me, I'm downloading the entire directory right now.
April 30, 2007 Subject:
Love this site ---just wish you could post more...I've heard all these more than once.
April 12, 2007 Subject:
The magic of OTR at its best
It is a delight that the Internet Archive makes available such a vast vault of OTR to the world. The Band Remotes, appearances of Bands for Radio transcribed to 14" 33 1/3 rpm acetates, preserved the magic of the golden era of radio. All the performances in this collection as well as in the BAND REMOTES one, are top notch, and a real joy. They bring alive an era of great music and musicians, that even 60 years after, are unsurpassed.